Vampirates: Blood Captain

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Vampirates: Blood Captain
First edition cover
Author Justin Somper
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Vampirates series
Genre Children's novel
Published 2007 (Simon & Schuster, UK)
2008 (Simon & Schuster, US)
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 569 pp
ISBN 978-1-4169-0102-0
OCLC 85691648
Preceded by Vampirates: Dead Deep
Followed by Vampirates: Black Heart

Vampirates: Blood Captain is a novel written by the British author Justin Somper. It is a follow up to Vampirates: Tide of Terror.


With a cast of unforgettable characters and a pace that never lets up the third Vampirates adventure is Grace and Connor’s most spectacular voyage so far. For Connor these are testing times aboard the Diablo and he finds himself crossing a line from which there is no return. Grace also faces danger as she travels with Lorcan to Sanctuary, a place of healing presided over by Vampirate guru, Mosh Zu.

Characters in "Vampirates : Blood Captain"[edit]

  • Connor Tempest – the fourteen-year-old orphan, pirate, protagonist, and twin brother to Grace Tempest..
  • Grace Tempest – fourteen-year-old orphan, protagonist, and twin sister to Connor Tempest.
  • Lorcan Furey – Grace's rescuer/love, Vampirate, lieutenant of The Nocturne.
  • Vampirate Captain – Mysterious captain of the Vampirate ship. He wears a mask and no longer drinks blood thanks to the healing of Mosh Zu Kamal
  • Darcy Flotsam – Figurehead of the Vampirate ship by day and vampire by night; Grace's friend.
  • Sidorio – Vampire who resisted the authority of the Vampirate Captain, which resulted in banishment.
  • Cheng Li – Former deputy of The Diablo and currently teacher at Pirate Academy
  • Captain Molucco Wrathe – Captain of The Diablo.
  • Captain Barbarro Wrathe - Captain of The Typhon. Younger brother of Molucco.
  • Trofie - Barbarro's wife.
  • Moonshine Wrathe - Barbarro and Trofie's son. Has a dislike for Connor and little respect for anyone else.
  • Transom - The head servant on The Typhon.
  • Matilda "Ma" Kettle – Owner of Ma Kettle's Tavern.
  • Shanti - Lorcan Furey's human donor.
  • Bartholomew "Bart" Pearce – Fellow pirate aboard The Diablo and Connor's best friend.
  • Cutlass Cate – Becomes deputy of The Diablo once Cheng Li leaves; also known for swordsmanship and skill.
  • Sugar Pie – Waitress at Ma Kettle's Tavern.
  • Jez Stukeley – Former Pirate; returns as a Vampirate lieutenant to Captain Sidorio.
  • Commodore Kuo - Headmaster of the Pirate Academy.
  • Jacoby Blunt - Student at the Pirate Academy and becomes good friends with Connor.
  • Jasmine Peacock - Student at Pirate Academy who is a good friend to Jacoby and Connor.
  • Mosh Zu Kamal - The founder of Sanctuary.
  • Olivier - currently residing in Sanctuary. He is Mosh Zu's number two.
  • Brenden Gonzalez - One of Connor's shipmates aboard The Diablo.
  • Dani - An in-between currently residing in Sanctuary.
  • Johnny - A vampire residing in Sanctuary. Johnny becomes Grace's friend while Lorcan is recovering from his blindness.
  • Jenny- A serving girl at Ma Kettle's tavern. Was killed by Jez Stukeley when he was blood thirsty.